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Hey, Bud, Glyndebourne’s just blown a hole in Brooklyn

A production of Britten’s Billy Budd from deep in the Sussex countryside has given Brooklyn its biggest opera night in yonks, say our pals at NY Classical Review:

 

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Photo: Richard Hubert Smith

‘Mark Padmore delivers the performance of a lifetime as Captain Vere …

The cast and musicians (the London Philharmonic Orchestra led with sympathetic mastery by Sir Mark Elder) build this to a point of such exhilaration that the audience feels the palpable, bitter frustration of the crew when the ship is unable to close range, and the mists of the ocean and memory enshroud the action once again.’

 

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  1. John Josephs says:

    I have tickets to see this tomorrow. I can’t wait….

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